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Language: Avava

Source/Author:  Crowley, T. (2006). The Avava language ... 
Notes:  from: Crowley, T. (2006). The Avava language of Central Malakula (Vanuatu). Edited by John Lynch. Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

/bb/ = voiced bilabial trill, /ng/ = velar nasal

Also know as Katbol 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Russell Gray  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:North and Central Vanuatu:Malekula Interior:Malekula Central 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand varan   16  
2 left mwiir   1, 59  
3 right bariin   30  
4 leg/foot bolokon   33  
5 to walk solsol   114  
6 road/path asal   1  
7 to come vwel   25  
8 to turn word info dri   34, 106  
9 to swim lumlum   38  
10 dirty met   2  
10 dirty metemet   2  
11 dust bisnaap   80  
12 skin ipmin   28  
13 back word info udruun   82  
14 belly vatn   5  
15 bone bolong   37  
16 intestines bburtan   75  
17 liver elemet   52  
17 liver mabwin   7  
18 breast asih   1, 55  
19 shoulder batn varan =head + arm 65, 1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable rokut   19, 87  
21 to think sisien   39  
22 to fear matak afraid 1  
23 blood edre   1  
24 head bat   9  
24 head batn   9  
25 neck balawan   84  
26 hair word info sivlen   31, 33  
27 nose onosn   18  
28 to breathe ngarngar   13  
29 to sniff, smell robit      
29 to sniff, smell sungsung   9  
30 mouth bongon   41  
31 tooth boroh   45  
31 tooth itivilak      
32 tongue lemen   7, 17  
33 to laugh wang   88  
34 to cry ul   59  
35 to vomit lualu   8  
36 to spit prura   35  
37 to eat kan   1  
37 to eat rule      
37 to eat temetem      
37 to eat yanyan   1  
38 to chew word info mabbuhi   56  
38 to chew word info sem   21  
39 to cook word info tntn   9  
40 to drink min   1, 49  
40 to drink minmin   1, 49  
41 to bite yat   1, 55  
41 to bite yatyat   1, 55  
42 to suck sisih   43  
42 to suck sisihi   43  
43 ear dilingan   1, 40  
44 to hear ro   1  
44 to hear robit   1, 58  
44 to hear rong   1  
45 eye matan   1  
46 to see la   18, 102  
46 to see labit   99  
46 to see lala   18, 102  
47 to yawn mangulal   13  
48 to sleep matur   1  
49 to lie down word info ding   25  
49 to lie down word info dingman   25  
50 to dream bari   10  
50 to dream bari borokonah   10  
51 to sit sum   40  
52 to stand turi   2, 69  
53 person/human being      
54 man/male muut   94  
55 woman/female momok   23  
56 child atda   5, 52  
56 child atn   5, 52  
56 child atnida   5, 52  
56 child ida      
56 child vanatn   5  
57 husband it      
58 wife matak   28?  
59 mother galu   65  
60 father mom   1, 10  
61 house amal   30  
61 house iim   1  
62 thatch/roof iat thatching 1  
63 name isan   1, 66  
64 to say va   30  
65 rope atal   1  
66 to tie up, fasten lik   1, 39  
66 to tie up, fasten pih   32  
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info bel hunt after 10  
70 to shoot word info lu   15  
70 to shoot word info luluka   15  
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info lop   48  
72 to hit word info vih   86  
73 to steal pinok   1, 58  
73 to steal pinoki   1, 58  
74 to kill bbun   1  
74 to kill riit   70  
74 to kill riit bbun   70, 1  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
75 to die, be dead mat bbun   1  
76 to live, be alive luk   23  
77 to scratch word info yor   70  
77 to scratch word info suvsup   76  
78 to cut, hack word info ter   1  
79 stick/wood aga   1  
80 to split word info ngar   28  
80 to split word info ngar wel   28, 1  
80 to split word info wel   1  
80 to split word info welewel   1  
81 sharp magal   14, 79, 81  
82 dull, blunt bonot   15  
83 to work word info per   7, 73  
84 to plant lap   10  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info bbur   7  
88 to squeeze word info gih   32  
89 to hold word info tata      
90 to dig il   1  
90 to dig kikil   1  
90 to dig kilkil   1  
91 to buy leh   47  
92 to open, uncover langlangar   23  
93 to pound, beat word info lop   14  
94 to throw word info lop throw at    
95 to fall word info tami   42  
96 dog gabwir   10  
97 bird aman   1  
98 egg ovingaad of ants    
99 feather bbulen   1  
100 wing bwian   2?  
101 to fly yalyal   31  
102 rat bwisibok   73  
103 meat/flesh misal   84  
104 fat/grease lingiling   31  
105 tail bbusn   30  
106 snake amwat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) odalah   68, 64  
108 louse word info aut   1  
109 mosquito anam   1  
110 spider lala   1  
111 fish iki   1  
111 fish vwiniek   88  
112 rotten word info momo   51  
113 branch word info bbutn (large branch) 30  
113 branch word info rongon (small branch) 1, 21  
114 leaf aruun   1  
115 root drumusn (small and fine) 3?  
115 root gerwen (large) 2, 43  
116 flower atah   34  
116 flower ipman   1  
116 flower tah   34  
117 fruit vanan   1, 26  
118 grass mwana   31  
119 earth/soil atan   1  
120 stone avat   1  
121 sand vwinsilah   1, 79?  
122 water word info esn   27  
122 water word info owe   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea tuswe tus+we = water 1*  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest itoro "the bush" 69  
128 sky alang   1  
129 moon abasi   6  
130 star vwinmese   13  
131 cloud word info alang nan auh sky-poss.-rain 37  
132 fog dukap   1, 63  
133 rain auh   1  
134 thunder uuruur   2, 64  
135 lightning alangaap      
136 wind malah   78  
137 to blow word info up   4  
138 warm word info ir hot 31  
138 warm word info rar hot 9  
139 cold word info malah   51  
140 dry word info mesemah   11  
141 wet mida   35  
142 heavy map   46  
143 fire aabb   19  
144 to burn word info dinih   1  
144 to burn word info dumu   1  
144 to burn word info dungo   7?  
145 smoke word info aabb teltel   46  
146 ash bisnaap ashes 75  
147 black met   1  
147 black metemet   1  
148 white maap   1  
148 white yovyop   41  
149 red mial   1, 55  
150 yellow lilit   43  
150 yellow lit   43  
151 green melih   43  
151 green melmelih   43  
152 small      
153 big levlep   10, 83  
154 short word info mut   32  
154 short word info mutmut   32  
155 long word info ber   16  
155 long word info berber   16  
156 thin word info manana   1  
156 thin word info morot   13  
157 thick word info von   35  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick rer (painful) 34  
160 painful, sick sal (sick) 35  
161 shy, ashamed bor   59  
162 old word info tara   27  
163 new melerler      
164 good rivik   67  
165 bad, evil se   1  
166 correct, true yadryadr      
167 night lupat   42  
168 day abbung   16  
169 year adam = yam 30  
170 when? word info kesan   1  
171 to hide word info babak   33  
172 to climb word info saksak   2  
172 to climb word info sasur   2  
173 at      
174 in, inside le in 1  
175 above draka   25  
175 above iv|sak   25  
176 below kutn beneath 9  
176 below lapan   41, 74  
177 this      
178 that      
179 near lile   60  
179 near sin   54  
180 far saman   31  
181 where? word info ba   3  
181 where? word info bang   60  
181 where? word info iba   3, 59  
182 I na   1, 21, 22  
183 thou ong   1, 66  
184 he/she e he 1  
185 we word info gitdru incl: dl. 1  
185 we word info gitntl pcl. 1  
185 we word info git pcl. 1  
185 we word info kopmdru excl: dl 2  
185 we word info kopmtl pcl. 2  
185 we word info kopm pl. 2  
186 you kam pl. 1, 13  
186 you kamdru dl. x  
186 you kamtl pcl. x  
187 they ier   1, 70  
188 what? word info ive   1  
188 what? word info sive   1  
189 who? word info asi   1  
189 who? word info nahe   1  
189 who? word info nasi   1  
190 other tele   54  
191 all mah   36  
191 all mamah   36  
192 and dri   30  
193 if bana      
194 how? word info tamak   27?  
195 no, not itik   10  
196 to count dongon   42  
196 to count dongongon   42  
197 One word info sapm   58  
198 Two word info iru   1  
199 Three word info itl   1  
200 Four word info ivat   1, 65  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
202 Six word info sout   31, 32  
203 Seven word info souru   9  
204 Eight word info setl   11, 7  
205 Nine word info savat   5  
206 Ten word info langal   5, 8  
207 Twenty word info ngai iru   9  
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info angat   12  
210 One Thousand word info atar   13  

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